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Victoria Police JPT/Cadet Reunion - 28 August 2020

There is a reunion for Victoria Police JPT/Cadets being planned and you are encouraged to attend.
Lionel Allemand is very keen to hear from anyone who is interested in going

Lower Bar
Clarendon Street Entrance
Crown Casino
28 August 2020 @ 1200

Contact Lionel on
0408 405 746; or

Bookings with Lionel ARE required

Posted: 20 June 2020
Squad Reunion - 6/1965 - 15 October 2020

Greetings to all members of Squad 6 of 1995
On the 15th of October 2020, it will be 55 years since Squad 6 graduated from the Police Depot in St Kilda Road.
On that auspicious occasion, who amongst us thought that we would be priviledged to be here to celebrate anything, let alone the passing of 55 years
Where has life dispersed those 21 enthusiastic squad members? How many of us are left to share our experiences of life? Indeed would we want to?
Surprisingly there are a few intrepid members of the original 21 who are left, so it is opportune and indeed necessary that the remnants gather to celebrate the occasion.
It is proposed to hold a reunion

Where and when?

These are the questions posed in this preliminary notice. I would like ideas from you all. Please consider that we are spread far and wide, married and single, with families and all with bodies that reflect the abuses of the life we have inflicted on them.
Should the dreaded virus allow us, I suggest we aim to gather some time close to the 15th of October 2020 at a time and place to be decided.
Please send me your thoughts on how we can celebrate the proposed reunion. I have appended a list of squad members for your information. Please give this your urgent attendion and consiceration and contact me if you have information as to the whereabouts of our missing members so we cam al make the 55th reunion a memorable occasion

Squad 6/1965

15021 Harmsworth, Peter -
15022 Matier, Pat
15023 O'Neill (Dwyer) Catherine -
15024 Stanyer, Laurie -
15025 Martin, Jock
15026 Shaw, Brian -
15027 O'Shea, Daniel
15028 Hood, Julian -
15029 Jackson, Peter
15030 Brocker, Hans
15031 Colwell, Alan -
15032 Lodi, Enn - Died 19 April 2001
15033 Finch, Brian
15034 Kelly, Cornelius (Con) -
15035 Atkins, Chris
15036 Steel, Peter - Died 17 October 2014
15037 Spencer, Graeme -
15038 Morgan, Daryl
15039 Gottliebsen, Carl
15040 Sneddon, Barry
15041 Hawkins, Ronald

Julian Hood 15028
0458 421 666

11 Kildonnan Place,
Strathdale, Vic, 3550.
20th July, 2020.

Greetings to all members of Squad 6 of 1965.

On the 15th October, 2020, it will be 55 Years since Squad 6 graduated from the police depot in St. Kilda Road.  We now have some updates on a couple of recently found `squaddies’ and also an update on missing members.

In my last correspondence to you, I passed on news regarding Con Kelly’s (ex 5034) retirement on the 26th June 2020.  Con reports that it was a great send-off and he is now settling into retirement like the rest of us

Welcome to Carl Gottliebsen (ex 15039) who resides at Scoresby.  Carl tells me that at this stage, he and his family are travelling around Australia in October and hope to be in Darwin. He will be an apology for any function on that date.

Kate O’Neill (ex15028) has been in contact with me and I have spoken with Barry Sneddon (ex 15040.) now of Yarraville.  Barry is recovering from a stroke at the moment.  Barry has a mate (an ex-member) who is prepared to look after Barry on the night.  We are slowly getting the squad together.  I am still seeking Hans Brocker (ex15030). Any information on his situation, please contact me.

Following information received from Pauline Stanyer, the ex-Mrs O/C Wodonga who “conducted a painstaking interstate investigation”, she received information from a lady at the Ashford Post Office in NSW who advised that Ron Hawkins (ex 15041) died two or three years ago.”

Should the dreaded virus allow us, it is still proposed to hold a reunion on the 15th  October, 2020 at Mitchelton Winery.  This venue is set on the banks of the Goulburn River at Nagambie and only 90 minutes from Melbourne.  They have several restaurants on site and the food is excellent.  Up-market accommodation can be booked on site.  I had indicated to them that there would be about eight to ten couples for a midweek function on Thursday 15th October.  BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE – The management there require a $500 non-refundable deposit (Invoice attached) even if we are Covid19’ed in the week leading.  An invoice for the $500 was attached to the contract terms and conditions. When we have final attendances, we can finalise the venue.  If you are aware of a suitable venue, other than Mitchelton can you please let me know, it would be appreciated at this stage.

It is now time to confirm attendances.

I have confirmations from Laurie Stanyer (2 attendees), Con Kelly (2 attendees) Peter Harmsworth (2 attendees) and the Hoods (2 attendees).  Can you please have urgent discussions with your wife, partner, `friend’ or carer and give this your urgent attention and consideration.  I need your response by the 31st July.  Accommodation: Is your own Responsibility.)

Julian Hood
0458 421 666

Posted: 24 /05/2020 - Updated 30/07/2020
Squad Reunion - 2/1972 - 2 June 2022

I am trying to locate the following members:
17252 Lenthall, Anne Christine
17253 Wilson, Roniad Barnard
17257 Lewis nee Zueholsdorff, Lynette Barbara
17260 O'Neill, Peter John
17261 Colley, Peter John
17263 Smith, Christine Jennifer
17266 Botham, John Arthur
17268 McKie, Dianne Margaret
17270 Thomas, Stephen Dennis
17273 Carmody, Trevor John
17274 McKeeman, Daniel.
It is proposed to hold a Squad Re-union in June 2022 and I have no idea where these members are.
If anyone has any knowledge of the whereabout of these members please ask them to contact
Barry Dickson
Senior Sergeant 17267 (Retired)
0418 539 281

Posted: 19 May 2019


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